Dr. Malalis received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Creighton University and her Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Louisiana State University. Dr. Malalis is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
She is board-certified in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) by the AOBPR.
On Treating the Spine
I come to work every day with one goal: to improve my patients’ quality of life. Each spine patient is unique, so my approach is to individualize their treatment, taking their personal goals into account. Quality spine care requires a detailed history, a thorough physical examination, and treatment utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Our team first considers a variety of non-surgical options, which may include physical therapy and/or therapeutic injections. If surgery is appropriate, however, we can refer the patient to a spine surgeon.
On the New Spine Center at MOI
From initial diagnosis to treatment and recovery, MOI Spine Center’s team of dedicated specialists uses the most sophisticated technologies, treatments, and surgical techniques to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
Why I Chose to Practice Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
I became a Physiatrist because I enjoy the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation involves coordinating care and bringing a team of professionals together for a common good maximizing a patient’s function, quality of life, and independence. What drives me in this field is seeing patients get back to living their lives.
When I’m Not Treating Patients
I relish the time I have with my husband and daughter. I also enjoy traveling, working out, and shopping.